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Giving Thanks to Ten Digital Development Leaders

Giving Thanks to Ten Digital Development Leaders

Published on: Nov 22 2018 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Today in the USA it is Thanksgiving, which used to be a day we gave thanks for a bountiful harvest and successful preparations for winter, but now usually means...
Girl Effect Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety Principles & Guidelines

Girl Effect Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety Principles & Guidelines

Published on: May 16 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Girl Effect Girl Safeguarding Policy: Digital Privacy, Security, Safety Principles & Guidelines
As Girl Effect has begun to integrate more digital tools and platforms into our work, we have become increasingly attentive to girls’ digital privacy, security...
Do ICTs Make Evaluation More Inclusive Or More Extractive?

Do ICTs Make Evaluation More Inclusive Or More Extractive?

Published on: Jan 04 2016 by Linda Raftree - 1 Comment
ICTs can help make evaluation more inclusive, yet they also bring new challenges and new kinds of inequities and exclusion that we need to be aware of and solve...
A Vision for Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs

A Vision for Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs

Published on: Mar 25 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on A Vision for Humanitarian Uses of Emerging Technology for Emerging Needs
Linda Raftree and I are proud to present the culmination of a global dialogue series organized by the American Red Cross and IFRC: A Vision for the Humanitarian...
Top Takeaways from UNESCO and UN Women’s Mobile Learning Week

Top Takeaways from UNESCO and UN Women’s Mobile Learning Week

Published on: Mar 09 2015 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
UNESCO and UN Women’s recent Mobile Learning Week conference in Paris was an ICT-focused event that brought together over 1,000 participants from more than 70...
The Emerging Opportunities for M&E in a Tech-Enabled World

The Emerging Opportunities for M&E in a Tech-Enabled World

Published on: Sep 29 2014 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on The Emerging Opportunities for M&E in a Tech-Enabled World
The past few years have seen dramatic advances in the use of hand-held devices (phones and tablets) for program monitoring and for survey data collection. Progress...
How Can We Strengthen Local Capacity for ICTs in M&E?

How Can We Strengthen Local Capacity for ICTs in M&E?

Published on: Aug 24 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Can We Strengthen Local Capacity for ICTs in M&E?
New technologies are changing the nature of monitoring and evaluation, as seen in our previous Salon on the use of ICTs in M&E. However, the use of new technologies...
Celebrating Failure with a FailFaire at ICTD2012

Celebrating Failure with a FailFaire at ICTD2012

Published on: Mar 14 2012 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Celebrating Failure with a FailFaire at ICTD2012
. I am Mustafa Naseem and I am attending ICTD 2012, the premier conference for the field of Information and Communication Technology for Development. ICTD opened...
ICTworks Interview with Linda Raftree: Her views on ICT4D and Sustainability

ICTworks Interview with Linda Raftree: Her views on ICT4D and Sustainability

Published on: Feb 23 2011 by Kelechi Edozie-Anyadiegwu - 1 Comment
Linda Raftree is the Social Media and New Technology Advisor for the Plan West Africa Regional Office and also the ICT4D Technical Advisor for Plan USA. I caught...
How to Demystify the Internet in Rural Africa

How to Demystify the Internet in Rural Africa

Published on: Jun 14 2010 by Linda Raftree - 2 Comments
I was in a workshop in the Upper West Region of Ghana recently. The goal was two-fold: to train a small group of staff, ICT teachers and local partners on social...